Henry Melton
Player of American football
Henry Melton
Henry Melton is a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is an alumnus of the University of Texas. Born in Cedar Hill, Texas, he was a running back for the 2005 National Championship team, and he has also played on special teams.
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Grading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent signings so far
isports web - almost 2 years
Lovie Smith and Jason Licht The first wave of free agency has splashed down and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers only came out with what appears to be seaweed and a few shells. To say the least, things have been a little disappointing in Tampa Bay during the free agency period. After early talks about going after some top tier names, the players signed have been mostly from the bargain bin. We expected this for the most part from general manager Jason Licht. There are still a few players that were signed that we can talk about. Here is some analysis and grades on five players that have signed with Tampa Bay so far. Bruce Carter The first Buccaneers acquisition of the offseason was former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Bruce Carter. It came in the way of a four-year, $20.5 million contract, as reported by Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. The athletic linebacker was once considered one of the top linebacker prospects in 2011, before tearing his ACL in his senior season at North Carolina. D ...
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Jay Ratliff, Former Dallas Cowboys Defensive Tackle, Agrees To 1-year Deal With Chicago Bears
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year contract with former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, hoping he can boost their struggling line once he's ready to play. Agent Mark Slough confirmed the move Saturday. He said Ratliff will join the team sometime next week and should be ready to play in two to four weeks. A four-time Pro Bowl pick, Ratliff is joining a struggling defensive line. He also is getting a fresh start after being released by Dallas in mid-October. The Cowboys said at the time that he failed a physical after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list. Ratliff missed the last six games of 2012 with a groin injury that required surgery and never practiced for Dallas this season. Slough said Ratliff was cleared by the surgeon a few weeks ago and his client is "good to go." He just has to "get over that last 10, 15 percent." That probably can't happen soon enough for the Bears, who s ...
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Bears' Defense Coming Off Bad Outing, Saints Are Next Up
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears defensive players believe Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. might be off base after he referred to them as "a bunch of thugs" this week. "We're far from it," cornerback Tim Jennings said Wednesday. "I wish we were." The Bears defense is actually searching for some toughness after giving up 159 yards rushing in a 40-32 loss to the Lions last week, one week after allowing the Pittsburgh Steelers 379 passing yards in a win. Facing the New Orleans Saints and the league's fourth-ranked offense Sunday at Soldier Field hardly seems the ideal situation for regaining their edge. It's not quite an identity crisis because the Bears have forced a league-high 14 turnovers, much like it always did under former coach Lovie Smith. However, the big chunks of yardage yielded in different ways has them turning to basic football to combat the problem. "Last week I didn't feel like we did as good a job of tackling, and it showed," defensi ...
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Detroit Lions Top Chicago Bears 40-32: Jay Cutler Turnovers Loom Large In NFC North Rivalry (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
DETROIT — Reggie Bush was worried about how his banged-up left knee would hold up in his return. As it turned out, the Chicago Bears had plenty of concerns about the speedy, dual-threat running back they couldn't slow down. Bush's 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat Chicago 40-32 Sunday. "I was a little nervous," Bush said of his knee after missing a game with the injury. Detroit (3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Chicago (3-1) in the NFC North. Bush had a season-high 139 yards rushing and a score on 18 carries, mostly up the middle as he took advantage of running lanes created against a line without defensive tackle Henry Melton. "We felt like we could dominate the line of scrimmage in this game, especially after they lost a key player to injury," he said. The Lions scored 24 straight points, including three TDs in a span of 3 minutes, 26 seconds, after Matt Forte's ...
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Bears place Melton on IR; sign Cohen
Fox News - over 3 years
The Chicago Bears made it official on Friday, placing defensive tackle Henry Melton on the injured reserve list due to a torn knee ligament.Bears coach Marc Trestman said on Monday that Melton would miss the remainder of the season because of a torn ACL suffered in Week 3's 40-23 win at Pittsburgh
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Bears could give Wootton more work at defensive tackle
Chicago Times - over 3 years
As the Chicago Bears reshuffle their defensive line this week after losing Henry Melton for the season with a torn ACL, head coach Marc Trestman seems eager to evaluate different combinations up front.     
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Bears work out 2 defensive tackles
Chicago Times - over 3 years
But neither expected to sign to fill Melton's roster spot, and Collins likely to move into starting role A day after learning Pro Bowler Henry Melton was lost for the season with a torn ACL, the Bears put two defensive tackles through workouts at Halas Hall as they searched for added depth. An NFL source told the Tribune that Landon Cohen and Daniel Muir were in Lake Forest on Tuesday to be evaluated. But it was unlikely the Bears would sign either player.     
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Bears begin the search to replace Melton
Chicago Times - over 3 years
The Bears began searching for help for a replacement for the injured Henry Melton on Tuesday when they hosted two defensive tackles for a workout at Halas Hall.     
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Chicago Bears DT Henry Melton out for season with ACL injury
Fox News - over 3 years
The Chicago Bears have lost starting defensive tackle Henry Melton for the season due to a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
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With Melton down, Collins 1st man up for Bears
BND.com - over 3 years
CHICAGO - The Bears' good injury fortune vanished in the fourth quarter Sunday night when defensive tackle Henry Melton planted awkwardly on his left leg. He crumpled to the turf… Click to Continue »
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Bears' Melton, Bennett expect to be ready for opener after being sidelined by concussions
Fox News - over 3 years
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and receiver Earl Bennett expect to be ready for the season opener this week after being sidelined by concussions.
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Bears' Melton starts running, moves closer to return from concussion
Fox News - over 3 years
Chicago Bears Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton has started to run as he recovers from a concussion, an encouraging sign with the season opener approaching.
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Ditka makes rare appearance at Bears practice
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Wide receiver Earl Bennett and defensive tackle Henry Melton also notable attendees.     
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Franchise tag, no long-term deal for Bears' Melton
Chicago Times - over 3 years
No surprise to defensive tackle that he, team failed to come to agreement Henry Melton gets it.     
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Bears' Melton will play out year on franchise tag
Chicago Times - over 3 years
Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton told the Tribune he won't agree to a new long-term contract before Monday's 3 p.m. deadline, meaning he'll play the 2013 season under the one-year franchise tender he signed worth $8.45 million.     
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 27
    On March 18, 2014, Melton signed a 1-year contract along with incentives, including a team option for 3 more years with the Dallas Cowboys, hoping he could regain his Pro Bowl form.
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  • 2013
    Age 26
    On December 22, 2013, Melton was again arrested in Grapevine, Texas with public intoxication and assault.
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    After missing the last 13 games of the 2013 season with a torn ACL, he struggled in training camp as his knee recovered and he worked through a groin strain.
    More Details Hide Details Although he began the season as a starter at defensive tackle, injuries forced him into a pass-rushing role, with Tyrone Crawford passing him on the depth chart. His production faded as the year went on and his season ended with a bone bruise on his right knee and being placed on the injured reserve list before the playoffs. He finished with 5 sacks (registered in the first 9 games), 20 tackles and 17 quarterback pressures. On February 14, 2015, the Cowboys declined to exercise the contract's three year option, allowing him to become a free agent on March 14, 2015. On June 1, 2007, while a Junior at the University of Texas, Melton was arrested and charged with intoxicated driving in downtown Austin, Texas.
    On September 23, Melton was ruled out for the remainder of the 2013 season, and was placed on injured reserve four days later.
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    In 2013, Melton was carted from the field during the third game on September 22, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with a left knee injury.
    More Details Hide Details A Lachman test on the field was indicative of an anterior cruciate ligament injury, and an MRI was scheduled.
    On March 1, 2013, Melton was given the franchise tag by the Bears, worth $8.45 million.
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  • 2012
    Age 25
    In the 2012 season, Melton recorded 32 tackles and six sacks, tied for third in the league among defensive tackles.
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    In 2012, during organized team activities (OTAs), Melton appeared in the backfield as a running back, resembling former Bears defensive lineman and fullback William Perry; Melton had not played running back since his days at Texas.
    More Details Hide Details In the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts, Melton sacked Andrew Luck twice, as the Bears went on to win 41-21. On December 26, Melton was named to his first Pro Bowl.
  • 2011
    Age 24
    In 2011, Melton recorded a career-high 7 sacks, third most by a defensive tackle, behind Bengals' Geno Atkins and Raiders' Tommy Kelly, who had 7½ sacks apiece.
    More Details Hide Details Melton and teammate and center Roberto Garza were eventually named to the All-Joe Team.
  • 2009
    Age 22
    On May 29, 2009, Melton agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Bears.
    More Details Hide Details During a preseason game, Melton returned a kickoff for 20 yards. Melton registered his first NFL sack on Brett Favre during a Week 10 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
    He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    Over the summer prior to the 2007 Longhorn football season, Melton and teammate Sergio Kindle were arrested in separate incidents on charges of driving while intoxicated.
    More Details Hide Details Both players were suspended from the team for the first three games of the season. They were required to do community service and missed the first two days of practice in order to visit with a woman whose son was crippled by a drunk driver. Melton became a starter in his senior season and had 29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks. As a backup defensive end as a junior, he made 11 tackles with one sack. Melton measured 6-3⅛ and 269 pounds and ran a 4.64 40-yard dash at the University of Texas Pro Day. He bench pressed 225 pounds 23 times, had a vertical leap of 34½" and a broad jump of 10'1".
    In 2007, Melton switched to defensive tackle.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 18
    Melton's first appearance as a Longhorn was on September 3, 2005 against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns.
    More Details Hide Details Melton was a backup running back in his first two seasons, according to Mike Lampe. He carried 132 times for 625 yards (4.7-yard average) and 16 touchdowns.
    He played college football for the University of Texas, where he was a running back for the 2005 National Championship team, and also played on special teams.
    More Details Hide Details He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. While attending Grapevine High School Melton was a second-team "All-USA" selection by USA Today; he gained over 800 yards and scored eight touchdowns as a senior.
  • 2003
    Age 16
    He earned All-District (5-5A) honors as a junior while rushing for over 800 yards and 12 TDs and averaged 6.2 yards per carry in 2003.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on October 11, 1986.
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